Monday, July 13, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner: A Role Model?

The critics who argue that Caitlyn Jenner should not be embraced as a role model do not understand, recognize, or accept the concept of the universal struggle.  The struggle to become who you want to be is a universal human struggle.  It is not a transgender phenomenon!

Should the type of struggle be judged as acceptable or non acceptable? Is dyslexia different from gender dysphoria? Jenner was born with both.  What did he do?  He figured out Right Fit solutions.

Jenner as a small child was called lazy and stupid because he could not read.  He had to repeat the second grade.  It was not until later that Bruce was diagnosed with dyslexia which effects reading, writing, and thinking.  Many people with dyslexia become withdrawn and isolated, resulting from their feelings of stress and anxiety.  Bruce, who already suffered from low self-esteem, also felt withdrawn and isolated.

In the fifth grade Bruce’s life changed.  He ran a race at school and was the fastest kid in school.  From then on, he devoted himself to athletics. He was recognized as a gifted athlete: football, basketball, and water skiing.  Bruce was no longer treated as the lazy and stupid dyslexic kid.  As an adult he said that, “Sports saved my life.”

At age 26, Bruce Jenner won the Olympic Decathlon Gold Medal with the title World’s Greatest
Athlete.   His name is on the list of gifted dyslexics:
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Jay Leno
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Cher
  • Jim Carey
  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Thomas Edison
  • Albert Einstein
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Walt Disney
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Richard Branson
  • George Washington
Before Bruce won the Olympics, he learned that he had gender dysphoria.  Finally, a name for what he was feeling.  Simply stated: he was a woman trapped in a man’s body.  After he won the Olympics, his desire to become a woman became stronger.  He knew he would never feel like a successful man, if winning the Olympics did not do it.

Why did Bruce wait 55 years to become Caitlyn at age 65?  Jenner is a brilliant brand strategist who set the stage to transition with the panache of an Olympian.

Caitlyn Jenner is a role model not only for the transgender community, but for everyone and anyone who is struggling with their identity: professional, personal, or both.


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